Mary Elliott is a Bellingham native and a dynamic community builder. In 2013 she moved back to Bellingham with her teenage boys and established The Foundary now called Bellingham Makerspace. Makerspace is a volunteer run 501 (c)3 non profit organization that offers public access to tools, technology, and education within a safe collaborative atmosphere.

In addition to Executive Director of the Makerspace she works full time as the Assistive Technology Director of the Ferndale School District where she provides the adaptive equipment and assistive technology which students with physical or mental challenges need to succeed.

As Executive Director of the Makerspace, Mary has grown the organization from an idea to a robust resource for the local community. Collaborative classes and projects with organizations that include WWU, BTC, PSE, Girl Scouts, 4H, YMCA, and local small businesses demonstrate the breath of the resources that maker community in Bellingham can offer the public.

Makerspace works together with volunteers and differently-abled people to design and fabricate equipment or adapt items making daily life easier while providing social connections in a safe environment. It addresses engagement with the world, caring about people different from you, and creatively solving problems together by building both adaptive equipment and relationships.

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